To the south west of the town of Bala, between the Berwyn, Aran and Arenig mountains lies Llyn Tegid, or you may have heard it referred to as Bala Lake. At 4 miles long and up to ¾ of a mile wide it is Wales’ largest natural lake. It is owned and managed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority as a recreational resource, who also protects the lake and its special biodiversity.
Llyn Tegid (© Kevin Richardson)
Thousands of people visit Llyn Tegid each year – be it to enjoy some watersports, to enjoy its spectacular scenery or to take in the views from the surrounding network of footpaths.
To ensure that visitors enjoy Llyn Tegid at its best, while protecting the lake at the same time, the Snowdonia National Park Authority employs one full time Wardens, and an additional Seasonal Warden is employed over the summer months. The Wardens are based at the Warden Centre on the Foreshore, by the pay and display car park.
During the spring and summer the Wardens are busy advising visitors about the safe and responsible use of the lake, as well as looking after the various SNPA sites around it. They assist landowners who own land on the shores of the lake, and work closely with local schools. The Wardens are also responsible for areas beyond Llyn Tegid, and can be seen patrolling the areas of Llanuwchllyn, Llanycil, Llangower and Llandderfel.
Snowdonia National Park Warden Centre, Llyn Tegid Foreshore, Pensarn Rd, Y Bala, Gwynedd. LL23 7SR
Telephone/Fax: 01678 520 626
Llyn Tegid Webcam
Below is a live image of Llyn Tegid taken from the Snowdonia National Park Authority Warden's Office located on the lake foreshore. This image is updated every 5 minutes.
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